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A John Byron Novel

Beneath the Depths

A Detective Byron Mystery

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Maine Sunday Telegram #1 Bestseller

In this latest gripping mystery from bestselling author Bruce Robert Coffin, Detective Sergeant John Byron is backand ready to prove that no one on his beat is above the law. 

When the body of prominent Portland attorney Paul Ramsey turns up in the bottom of Casco Bay, following his loss of a multimillion dollar civil trial, Byron knows it's no accidental drowning. Golden boy Ramsey had a dark side—and Byron believes the key to solving his murder lies in uncovering those secrets someone wanted buried along with him. 

With the brilliant Detective Diane Joyner by his side, Byron takes on Ramsey's former employer, the powerhouse law firm of Newman, Branch & DeWitt. But delving further into the troubled waters of Ramsey's past only serves to lengthen the list of suspects—unleashing a perfect storm of corruption, betrayal, and murder that only Byron can stop. If he's not too late.

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Critical Praise

“A great read. ... Coffin knows... police investigations from his days as a former detective for the Portland Police Department. He also knows how to craft a tightly spun tale.” —Portland Press Herald

“Terrific! Fast-talking, smart, and cinematic, this entertaining page-turner is so knowingly authentic only a genuine cop turned storyteller could have written it.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author

“Reading Bruce Coffin is like going on a 300-page ride-along with some very tough and likeable cops. Beneath the Depths is one of the best police procedurals I’ve read in years—a road map of a city filled with good guys and bad guys, drawn painstakingly by an author who knows these streets as only an ex-cop can.” —Gerry Boyle, author of Straw Man

“When a lawyer who’s already antagonized half the people in Maine winds up dead, every pine tree in Portland seems chock-full of suspects. ... A sturdy, starchy police procedural.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Wonderful. ... I enjoyed Coffin’s first novel, Among the Shadows, and his new novel is even better.” —George’s Outdoor News

“[Coffin’s] clever police procedural mysteries ring true in color, atmosphere and authenticity. ... A talented mystery writer [who] knows just when to drop enticing but subtle clues for the reader. ... Detective Sergeant Byron is a complex character.” —

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062569509
  • ISBN 10: 0062569503
  • Imprint: Witness Impulse
  • On Sale: 08/08/2017
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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